# Thread: What force is Gravity?

1. If a electron is attracted to the nucleon of a atom because of their electric charges, then if atoms are attracted to each other to balance their electrical charges,can we assume that gravity is a electro-magnetic force?  2.

3. Originally Posted by darkgisba
If a electron is attracted to the nucleon of a atom because of their electric charges, then if atoms are attracted to each other to balance their electrical charges,can we assume that gravity is a electro-magnetic force?
no  4. Originally Posted by darkgisba
can we assume that gravity is a electro-magnetic force?
Not if we want any kind of career or knowledge base in physics.  5. soo what kind of force is it?, and why does it pull?

I know it pulls I know mass afects ect ect, i want someone to tell me cuz i cant find it on the internet, what kind of force is gravity.

Is it a magnetic force, a wave force, why does it atract?

Knowing that gravity travels at roughly the speed of light (25% marging of error) then I thought we could assume it was some kind of electroMagnetic force  6. Originally Posted by darkgisba
If a electron is attracted to the nucleon of a atom because of their electric charges, then if atoms are attracted to each other to balance their electrical charges,can we assume that gravity is a electro-magnetic force?
Welcome to thescienceforum! :-D

As the previous replies correctly state, gravity is not an electromagnetic force.

Look at it this way - if the scientists over the last 150 years thought that gravity is an electro-magnetic force they would have saved themselves (and every one else) a lot of confusion and just called it an electromagnetic force.

As it turns out, experiments showed that the two forces don't act the same way, so the scientists gave them different names - with each force having it's own set of equations describing how it operates.

It's also important to note that Sir Isaac Newton described gravity and the essential equations by which it operates in 1678*. It wasn't until about 200 years later that various scientists (Micael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, J. J. Thomas, Oliver Heavyside and Henrik Loerntz) formulated the equations by which electromagnetism operates**.
(*ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity...ational_theory )
(**ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro..._force#History )

Is it a magnetic force, a wave force, why does it atract?
Gravity (which is to say, mass) "attracts" because it curves spacetime.

Chris

Edited to respond to subsequent post  7. Originally Posted by darkgisba
soo what kind of force is it?, and why does it pull?
Gravitational.

Gravity pills.  8. its a natural force and still need to discover a lot of thing about it.in my view all the force,define till now were merge to one during bigbang with different kind of law.if you think like that then you will find no difference betwen any of the force.  Bookmarks
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